Poland

British man arrested after illegally trying to cross Russian border to meet online fiancée

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2024

A lovestruck Brit was arrested on February 23 after attempting to illegally cross the border from Poland into Russia, where he wanted to meet a girl he had met online.

Macron says sending Nato ground troops to Ukraine should not be ruled out

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2024

French president says Russia now presents a greater danger and nothing should be excluded.

Commercial real estate investment dropped by 55% in Central Europe in 2023, says Cushman & Wakefield

bne IntelliNews February 26, 2024

The highest proportion of the capital went into the office sector, although its share dropped from 41% in 2022 to 32% in 2023 because of the increasing trend towards remote work.

Romania’s president pitches to be CEE's candidate for Nato top seat

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2024

The alliance's CEE countries had hoped to be strong contenders to helm the alliance this time around, but the Netherlands' Mark Rutte appears to have it in the bag already.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Poland will be a test case of how to reconquer the state and rebuild a liberal democracy

Robert Anderson in Prague February 22, 2024

Liberals are fundamentally misunderstanding the nature of the PiS system if they believe Donald Tusk should tread water.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

Polish industrial production expands 1.6% y/y in January

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 22, 2024

Low economic activity among Poland’s main trading partners weigh on Polish industrial companies.

Fusion another step closer?

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 21, 2024

Fusion, the holy grail of the energy transition, is closer than ever before. But it’s still unclear whether it can be commercialised in time to ward off the climate crisis.

Farmer protests grip Poland

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 21, 2024

The Polish government is under mounting pressure to deal with the protests and not let domestic politics compromise its support for Ukraine.

Polish PPI deflation deepens again in January

bne IntelliNews February 21, 2024

Poland's producer price index (PPI) declined 9% year on year in January (chart), following a revised fall of 6.9% y/y in December.

CEE losing competitiveness because of soaring wages and weak productivity growth

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2024

Unit labour costs have surged by 25% since 2020 – something not seen since the early 2000s, says Capital Economics

Clear east-west divide in EU for gender balance in science and engineering

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2024

Female employment in science and engineering is well above 50% in multiple regions of Central and Southeast Europe, Eurostat figures show.

World must invest $8 trillion in renewables by 2030 to meet COP28 goal

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 14, 2024

Investment of as much as $8 trillion in renewable energy and half of that in grids and storage is required to meet the goal of tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030, as agreed at COP28 in Dubai in December.

Polish economic growth picks up to 1.7% y/y in Q4, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2024

Polish GDP expanded 1.7% year on year in the fourth quarter, (chart) picking up versus a gain of 0.3% y/y in the preceding three months, seasonally adjusted data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed in a flash estimate on February 14.

Polish farmers to step up protests by “complete blockade” of Ukrainian border

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw. February 14, 2024

Protests put Poland’s government in a precarious position ahead of local elections in April.

Warning of new ice age in Europe as currents in the Atlantic approach a catastrophic tipping point

Ben Aris in Berlin February 14, 2024

The currents that circulate in the Atlantic are approaching a “tipping point” that will change the way water flows around the oceans of the world, which will have a catastrophic climate impact on countries around the world.

Tusk says PiS government “100% purchased and used” Pegasus spyware

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 13, 2024

Ruling party claims its onetime election chief was spied on, as well as former prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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